By David Smith Jr.LAWTON, Okla. – The Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest kicks back into racing action this Saturday, April 14 as it makes the first of three scheduled appearances at Lawton Speedway.This event will kick off four straight weekends of racing for the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series at four different tracks and will be the series’ second-ever trip to the quarter-mile, red clay oval.Last year it was two-time and defending tour champion Andy Shouse taking advantage of race-long leader Blake Dacus’ misfortune to take the lead with eight laps to go to pick up the victory. Thirty-one drivers from three states were pit side and close to the same car count is expected this weekend.Shouse comes into the night with a slim seven-point lead over Shane Sellers. Sellers picked up his first career SSO victory at Enid Speedway two weeks ago.Chris Kelly, who picked up the season-opening victory at Southern Oklahoma Speedway back in March, sits 15 points out of the lead while Gary Owens (-16) and Brandon Jennings (-24) are the current top five in the standings.Sitting sixth through tenth are Travis Scott, Cody Whitworth, Kevin Ramey, Michael Day and Blake Scott. All the above-mentioned drivers are expected to compete except Ramey and Day.Other drivers slated include Joe Wood Jr., Loyd Clevenger, Tanner Conn, Dillon Laden, Eric Matthews, Justin Mowry, Dacus, Sterling Hoff, Duane Baker, Justin Fisk and Matt Arkel.Several area track regulars are also expected as Lawton Speedway became the first track in the state of Oklahoma to become IMCA RaceSaver sanctioned on their 2018 weekly race program.Gates will open at 6 p.m. with race action slated for an 8 p.m. start time. Grandstand admission is: Adults $15, seniors (60-plus), military with ID and students ages 12-15 $10, kids ages 6-11 $2 and five and under free. All pit passes will be $30.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (6-12-2, 5-4-1 College Hockey America) topped Robert Morris (12-4-3, 6-2-2) 4-2, on Saturday in the second of a two-game series. After losing to the Colonials on Friday by three goals, the Orange rebounded with a two-goal victory against last year’s CHA champion.In the first period, about eight minutes in, freshman defender Jessica DiGirolamo scored her first career goal to give the Orange the lead. Redshirt junior Brooke Avery’s assist on the play marked her 11th point on the season, only one behind team leader sophomore Kelli Rowswell.Five minutes into the second period, RMU tied the game via a Sarah Lecavalier score. But with just under six minutes remaining in the period, SU captain and senior forward Stephanie Grossi knocked home a power-play goal to push the Orange back ahead.Once more, RMU was able to even up the score only five minutes into the third period, as Emily Curlett’s power-play goal tied the game at two. Grossi struck again with only 12 minutes left though, giving SU its third one-goal lead of the game. Instead of wasting its single goal advantage this time, the Orange scored on an Avery empty net goal with under a minute left on the clock, tying her for the team lead in points and assuring an SU victory.With the upset over the first place Colonials, the Orange has now accrued 11 points and is tied for second in the CHA with Mercyhurst, though SU has played two more games than the Lakers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on January 6, 2018 at 5:54 pm Contact Adam: email@example.com | @_adamhillman